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Friday, August 27, 2010

Lessons Learned from Infertility

I learned...

  • Infertility can happen to anyone.. at all ages
  • Struggling with infertility actually has made me a stronger person
  • Patience
  • Sometimes no matter how hard you try to, you can't control what happens in life
  • To appreciate what I have and to not take for granted my family
  • To put things in perspective
  • Sometimes doctors don't have all the answers
  • There is still so much unknown about infertility
  • Infertility affects LOTS of people
  • Insurance coverage needs to be changed to include infertility diagnosis & treatment
  • That the emotional pain is so much worse than the needles (even the huge ones for progesterone-ouchie!)
  • What sacrifice really is
  • That once you have dealt with loss and IF, you never are worry free even when you do get pregnant
  • Lots of new terminology like follicles, estrogen, FSH, progesterone, LH, cysts
  • To not look too far in the future..sometimes minute by minute, hour by hour and day but day is good enough!
  • I need support from others.. I can't do it on my own (added 8/31)
This is going to be a work in progress.. so I will continue to add to this post.  Feel free to send me your updates and I will add them to OR you can add them to the comments below.

My hope is that through research, advances in medicine will help more and more women realize their dreams.... but I have to say infertility taught me a lot of lessons in life that I probably would have never known.


  1. Love your lessons learned! I would have to agree that I have also sadly learned most of those lessons the hard way through infertility struggles and loss, thankfully though I do feel that in that way infertility has made me a better person. Welcome to the IF blogosphere, you've got yourself another follower thanks to LFCA:)

  2. Rebecca,
    I am so glad that you found me. I guess it goes with anything else in life, the most memorable events and valuable lessons are from the toughest obstacles that we face.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) That means alot to me!

    I have learned that NO ONE will understand what your going through or how you really feel unless they have went through it themselves.